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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



Its not always about the technology....
As we continue to work with Steve Dine and his group at Datasource Consulting I have identified a trait that is critical to a successful project. If you had asked me prior to beginning this I would have provided a standard answer like the technology or the platform or the data quality and while all of these play a key role in the success of the project none of them is as important as the ability to listen. Steve and his group have this skill and their ability to understand our data and its traits is very compelling. As they have utilized Talend to populate our cloud based architecture the Q and A between his team and mine is growing at a fever pitch and the questions illustrate just how seriously they take our data. Today's call included a quick conversation about 290 records that didn't have the required attributes we determined that a process issue in our session variable for the sites was partially to blame and if Steve didn't have a firm grasp of the data this may have gone completely unnoticed. The by product of good listening has been the leadership that comes from it. It insures we can move forward at the highest possible speed towards what I believe is going to be a very strong solution. Bringing together cloud technology, JasperSoft and Talend is a highly technical undertaking but as mentioned above its clear that listening can over shadow the technology at least in the early execution stages of the project.

For all of you out there looking to start a business intelligence project be sure you have a serious comfort level when it comes to explaining your business and the data that supports it. If you even think for a moment that the consultant doesn't understand or care deeply about your business or data run the other way!

Congratulations to Steve and his team for executing on this critical skill.

Posted September 23, 2009 5:21 AM
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Excellent blog, and we would love to have you share your wisdom on the ebizQ BI Forum. Here's the link: http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/ebizq_forum/2009/06/whats-killing-bi-in-the-enterprise.php

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